We Own This City: Screening and Community Conversation


SNF Parkway Theatre 1 Thu, Apr 28, 2022 7:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Episodic
Genre:True Crime Drama
Runtime:58 min
Production Country:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Reinaldo Marcus Green
Screenwriter:George Pelecanos & David Simon
Produced By:George Pelecanos, David Simon, Nina K. Noble, Ed Burns, Kary Antholis, Reinaldo Marcus Green
Cast:Jon Bernthal, Wunmi Mosaku, Jamie Hector, McKinley Belcher III, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Josh Charles
Cinematographer:Yaron Orbach
Editor:Josh Lee, Matthew Booras
Production Design:Valeria DeFelice
Costume Design:Dona Adrian Gibson


Executive produced by George Pelecanos (The Deuce) and David Simon (The Wire) -- and based on the book by Baltimore Sun reporter Justin Fenton -- We Own This City is a six-hour, limited series chronicling the rise and fall of the Baltimore Police Department's Gun Trace Task Force. It examines the corruption and moral collapse that befell an American city in which the policies of drug prohibition and mass arrest were championed at the expense of actual police work.

Join us for a screening of We Own This City: Part One followed by a open community discussion. Cast, crew, and advisors from the production will be on hand to answer questions and hear your thoughts about the show in a conversation moderated by Keith Mehlinger, MFA Director, Screenwriting and Animation (SWAN) Program, Gilliam College of Liberal Arts at Morgan State University.

Panelists include George Pelecanos, Executive Producer & Writer; David Simon, Executive Producer & Writer; D. Watkins, Writer, Episode 103; Justin Fenton, Author of the book “We Own This City”; Darrell Britt-Gibson and Jamie Hector, cast members; Thea Washington, Casting Associate/ Community Consultant; and Reverend Dr. Alvin Hathaway, Beloved Community Services Corporation. 



On behalf of HBO and the We Own This City production, it is with gratitude to the Maryland and Baltimore Film offices and the residents of Baltimore who made it possible for us to tell this story. 


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